Sukhmani – Hope for Life (transl. Peace of mind) is a Punjabi film Starring Gurdas Maan, Juhi Chawla, Divya Dutta and Bhagwant Mann. The film directed by Manjeet Maan, wife of Gurdas Maan and produced by Gurdas Maan and their son Gurikk Maan. The film has been made by the Maan’s own production company – Sai Lok Sangeet, with screenplay by Irshad Kamil, music by Jaidev Kumar and lyrics written by Gurdas Maan. Music to the film was released on 6 January 2010 and includes vocals from Gurdas Maan, Shreya Ghoshal and for the first time ever in her career – Juhi Chawla has sung alongside Gurdas Maan in a duet for the song “Preeto – Track 3” and “Nanhi Si Gudiya – Track 2”.
The film is distributed by the UK BOX OFFICE who really helped making the film.
Sukhmani- Hope For Life is a story based on the Journey of Major Kuldeep Singh, played by Gurdas Maan, a decorated officer of the Para Battalion, who overcomes personal trauma and social indignity to uphold the morals of the army and the honour of a woman rejected by society and family, while keeping alive the memory of his beloved daughter Sukhmani.
On that fateful day when the beautiful valley of Jammu & Kashmir is bloodied by the gruesome killings of his devoted wife and treasured daughter at the hands terrorists, Major. Kuldeep Singh’s life is thrown into disarray. To maintain his sanity and avoid falling into a black hole of depression, he returns to his duty, fighting the terrorists with renewed vigor and the need to avenge his family. When for a second time he fails to save the life of an innocent girl who becomes a victim of the terrorism, he becomes a broken man. However, a soldier’s war is never over and when duty calls again, he goes out to repatriate innocent civilians from the Wagah Border. It is after meeting Reshma, he decides that protecting her from the social stigma of society as well as from the evil intentions of his own comrade has becomes his goal in life. He faces dishonour and social exclusion, but unwaveringly fights back for his rights, the rights of a woman dispelled by society and the future of a little girl who has nothing to do with terrorism and the hatred in this world.
Sukhmani shows us that both good and evil lie within each of us, however when faced with exceptional circumstances, each human acts differently. It shows us that sometimes we have to make choices that are not always accepted by society. Sukhmani shows us that there is hope for life…
Gurdas Maan… as Major Kuldeep Singh
Juhi Chawla… as Major’s wife
Shammi… Guest Appearance
Bhagwant Maan… as a military man